Submissions requested for the 11th annual conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945.
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
June 11-13, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Emily Thompson, Dept. of History, Princeton
Author of The Soundscape of Modernity
From the growl of automobile and airplane engines and the whir of electric appliances to fascisms oppressive silences, the years between 1914 and 1945 witnessed a variety of new sounds and silences. This interdisciplinary conference invites historians and critics of literature, art, music, film, dance, and popular culture to explore the myriad sounds and silences of the interwar period.
Possible topics include:
The impact of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and sound film on modern subjectivity and expression
The new sounds of technology and war
The enforced silencing of political and cultural critique
The sounds of political and social protest
Silence as spirituality, as resistance, as consent
The sounds of previously marginalized or disenfranchised voices
The incorporation of sound and noise into literature and art
The rising awareness of sound in shaping everyday experience
The breakdown of classical tonality and the rise of new tonal structures
Please send 300-word abstract and one-page CV to Erika Doss (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008.
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